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Riverport Barbeque

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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
903.665.2341
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"OMG" UNBELIEVABLE

This place is unbelievable. We visited Jefferson for 2 days, and read about Riverport BBQ on TA. It is exactly everything, everyone wrote about. The food was amazing, the entire staff was friendly, and gave us great service. Try the beans, they are the best beans you'll ever have in your life. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
James D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is unbelievable. We visited Jefferson for 2 days, and read about Riverport BBQ on TA. It is exactly everything, everyone wrote about. The food was amazing, the entire staff was friendly, and gave us great service. Try the beans, they are the best beans you'll ever have in your life. If you are in Jefferson, and want great... More 

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jefferson texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best BBQ around. Always a great place to eat. Highly recommend it. The owners and staff are always super nice too. Got to try the swamp fries!

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Montgomery, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped in on our way back to Houston. So glad we did! It was the best sliced beef sandwich I've had all year. Beef was very tender and flavorful. I did have to trim a little fat off it, but no big deal. My daughter got a cheeseburger, but couldn't finish it. Sure wish they had a kids menu.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We heard about this restaurant from a friend so we decide to make a little trip to Jefferson and check it out. Hands down - best BBQ ever!! The brisket and ribs melt in your mouth. Service was friendly and welcoming - rare in many of today's dining establishments. This was definitely worth the trip and we brought home some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Jefferson Texas is defined as much by Riverport BBQ as it is The General Store. Our entire town loves this family, this restaurant and this food. Great job, thank you Steven !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I'll eat barbecue, but it's my least favorite of foods. We decided to try out Riverport, since it's the only restaurant we have not tried in Jefferson on our past few trips. Definitely will make Riverport our must stop for future visits. Pulled Pork sandwich was tender, flavorful, & plentiful. No need for barbecue sauce. The meat was so flavorful,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a group of eight. Everyone enjoyed their food, and the helpings were large, but in the end we felt like it we a little pricey. Granted, we are in a vacation community but I would expect prices to be 10% to 20% cheaper for what was provided. I am not saying you shouldn't go, just be aware of... More 

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Carthage, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Not willing to experiment with BBQ, I hesitated to eat here. Man am I glad I did!!! The service was SMILLEY really friendly & helpful as to what I would be most pleased. My wife enjoyed the pulled pork w/sides I was full after eating half a smokes chicken w/sides. Every thing had a good smoke flavor.

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Owasso, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped here on our way back to Oklahoma. The food was great and the service was friendly and quick. We had the pulled pork, sliced brisket, and turkey sandwiches plus a hamburger and the swamp fries. We loved it all. Great tasting bbq sauce too. Give this place a try. The town of Jefferson is full of interesting shops too.

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Aubrey, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was just a standard BBQ joint. The flavor of the ribs was good. The brisket was tender but bland. The potato salad was nice and the fried okra was very fresh tasting. The swamp fries were average - would have been better if they were hot and the cheese was melted.

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Additional Information about Riverport Barbeque

Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: 903.665.2341
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903.665.2341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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